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Datum:dinsdag 29 september 2020
Tijd:ca 16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed KC-130J Hercules
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Marine Corps
Registratie: 166765
Constructienummer: 5565
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Groot
Plaats:nabij Salton City, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
A U.S. Marine Corps Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II made contact with a Lockheed KC-130J Hercules (166765) during air-to-air refueling. The F-35B pilot successfully ejected and the aircraft crashed. The KC-130J made a forced gear-up landing in a carrot field near Thermal, California.

The KC-130J was attached to the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352) out of MCAS Miramar, California. Photos of the aircraft show substantial damage to the no. 3 and 4 engines; all propeller blades had separated. The left-hand refueling pod mounted outside engine no.1 had separated and the external fuel tank mounted between engines no.3 and 4 was destroyed.

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